Rosa de los Vientos
Travel Blogs from Ushuaia
We are nearing the end of our wee trip and still have one major part of Sth America to see....Patagonia. So we have decided to start at the end, so to speak, and work our way back.
When Magellan accidentally circumnavigated the globe in 1615 (he was trying to find Asia), he really did think as he was sailing past that he had reached the …
... and climbing back into the van until the sun (or a child) would wake us many hours later.
Our first glimpse of Tierra Del Fuego National Park wasn’t until waking up the morning after arriving the prior night in the pitch dark. Each of us, one by one, stepped out of the van to find ourselves sandwiched between a rushing river to one side and mountains to the other, covered with a layer of fiery red and orange foliage reaching up to the ...
... to get dinner after putting our things down, and explored the small town a bit. Maybe it was just the contrast to the heat of Santiago, but the crisp, cold, and dark streets of Ushuaia, broken occasionally by a bright window with red-nosed tourists wining and dining put us in mind of a Christmas town.
The next day, we woke up early to plan out the next few days and make some errands. We had a similar but not as prolonged experience with buying ...
... to the bathroom, carrying vomit bags. Not so easy to open as you'd think in a hurry - now may be I'll have more sympathy for sea sick people. All stopped by 05:00, but very washed out, spoke to Jon the first mate to say I would not be making toast or getting up in the morning! Sort of the worst thing was feeling on my own - ah! Barbara came in and I planned who would run happy hour and do the laundry and make toast then a quiet morning - ...
... seen the signs in Ushuaia claiming the Malvinas (the Falklands) for Argentina a naughty though did occur to us. What about if we planted a little Union Jack on the Mountain claiming the Glacier for Her Majesty. Ok it was a fleeting thought. I can see us be chased by furious Argentineans down the Hill.. Sometimes it's fun to be naughty though!
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